Game Of Thrones Recap - Season 5, Episode 3 - High Sparrow
For the first time ever I thought tonight's Throne's episode was a little bit boring. The first part of any season has always been set-up but with so many characters you can really feel the plot gears turning.
Direwolf Badassery -None and I'm sad about it
Margaery Mayhem - 150 Points. Between deflowering virgins, getting married, epic brunches, manipulating your husband to get rid of his Mom, and finally confronting your in-laws tonight was Margaery's finest hour.
1. Sir Jaqen is the true rock star of this show. Not only does he live in a house full of sweet bonfires, but he can shape shift, has fantastic hair, and constantly drops truth left and right. He's like the cooler version of Littlefinger.
2. Tommen is happiest person in the history of this show. He gets to lose his virginity to Margaery, have pomegranate juice brought to him at any time, and sleep on sheets that seriously comfortable. #thedream.
3. Cersei's maester is doing some "work" and it involves someone underneath a sheet moaning and making sudden movements. In case you haven't connected the dots - I think that person has to be the mountain who we last saw in the Maester's chambers. If the mountain rides again I wouldn't rule the Lannisters out completely.
4. I find the Bolton's to be extremely un-interesting characters and I wish someone would just kill all of them already.
5. Pod and Lady Brienne are the new Arya & The Hound. They could easily have a buddy cop franchise.
6. The scene where Arya cast aside her old life (except Needle) was one of the most beautifully shot scenes in the history of the show. I'm sure the Croatian landscape helps but give up to to director Mark Mylod for such a gorgeous scene.
7. Ned Stark once told Jon Snow that "The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword," and it's good to see Jon following his father's advice in matters of the Night's Watch. I do think that part of that was a show-off to Stannis. I've always liked how kind-hearted Jon is so I hope he doesn't become totally ruthless.
8. Little Finger was dropping some epic quotations tonight including "There is no justice in the world. Not unless we make it."
9. There seemed to be an excessive amount of CG this episode. Every shot was a landscape, a new city, or some long and winding street. I've never found this distracting in the past but tonight it was.
10. Finally we got to see more about "The Sparrows" and if they've cast an actor as serious as Jonathan Pryce in the role you know it's going to be juicy. My sense is that if has followers busting into public places - he is not as meager and pious as he looks. Kind of reminds me of the warlocks in Qarth and we know what happened to them!